Refreshed Mazda CX-5 now available to lease
With a fresh face and an all-new interior, the updated Mazda CX-5 is available now. You can check out deals on the new and outgoing model here.
The redesigned SUV gets a sharp new look, interior tech enhancements and an improved range of Mazda’s efficient SKYACTIV engines.
Externally, the new CX-5 keeps the basic styling cues of the current model and, while a resemblance is certainly there, Mazda has employed its ‘KODO’ styling philosophy, which brings the look in line with Mazda’s other latest models such as the MX-5 and refreshed 3.
Sleeker headlights feature, and the larger grille with a thick chrome surround gives the CX-5 a distinctive look. The front of the car appears longer thanks to a windscreen that sits further back.
This, along with the swoopy new looks, give the car a much more imposing demeanour, no doubt helped by the fact it sits 15mm lower than the current car, too.
The interior has had a complete rework and features the latest version of Mazda’s infotainment system. The 7in LCD touchscreen is clearer and brighter than ever before, and has been moved to the top of the dashboard to improve ergonomics too.
A host of new safety tech is on offer too, including Radar Cruise Control, Smart City Brake, Traffic Sign Recognition and a redesigned heads-up display.
Mazda says the new car “was engineered to deliver responsive performance corresponding to driver expectations, but also prioritising passenger comfort for a pleasant ride in a remarkably quiet and finely crafted cabin”.
The car uses an improved version of the current CX-5’s platform which will use Mazda’s SKYACTIV 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines, while a 15mm drop in ride-height and a stiffer chassis aims to improve driving dynamics.
Both two and four-wheel drive versions will be available with the 2.2-litre diesel engine, which produces 148bhp or 173bhp, depending on which trim level you choose.
The entry-level option is the SE-L, which comes fitted with the 2.0-litre 165bhp petrol engine. No official performance or economy stats have been released yet, although they are likely to be slightly improved over the outgoing model’s numbers.
With the current CX-5 being one of the more engaging SUVs behind the wheel, we have high hopes for what is essentially an evolution of the same mechanicals.
Entry-level cars get a list price of £23,695 on the road, and lease deals are available for the new model now. Deliveries of the first new CX-5s will begin next month.